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The Adventure of Panda and Friends: The Circus in the Rain (1973)

Panda kopanda amefuri sâkasu no maki (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Family | 17 March 1973 (Japan)
This is the sequel history of "Panda. Go, Panda. (1972)". The trio (the young girl orphan, a panda cub and his father) are joined by a tiger cub who has escaped from a circus.

Director:

Isao Takahata

Writers:

Hayao Miyazaki (original concept), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kazuko Sugiyama ... Mimiko (voice)
Kazuo Kumakura Kazuo Kumakura ... Papanda (voice)
Yûko Maruyama Yûko Maruyama ... Pan-chan (voice)
Yoshiko Ohta Yoshiko Ohta ... Tora-chan (voice)
Yasuo Yamada ... Circus Crew (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brianne Brozey ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Ian Hawk)
Dana Craig Dana Craig ... Mayor (voice) (as W.T. Hatch)
Alexis A. Edward Alexis A. Edward ... Additional Voices (voice)
Katie Evans Katie Evans ... Additional Voices (voice)
Melissa Fahn ... Panny / Additional Voices (voice)
Barbara Goodson ... Friend B / Additional Voices (voice)
Steve Kramer ... Man with Ladder (voice)
Doug Lee Doug Lee ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Leigh Everest)
Dan Lorge ... Lackey (voice) (as Dan Martin)
Sherry Lynn ... Friend A (voice) (as Katie Evans)
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This is the sequel history of "Panda. Go, Panda. (1972)". The trio (the young girl orphan, a panda cub and his father) are joined by a tiger cub who has escaped from a circus.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 March 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Espetáculo na Chuva See more »

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TMS Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata considered this a TV series as a retelling of two theatrical shorts. They declined. See more »

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Rainy-day Circus
13 January 2020 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This short film sees Mimiko, Papa and Pappy return for another story. As it begins two men turn up at Mimiko's house looking for a tiger cub that has escaped from the circus... they are surprised when they are confronted by Mimiko and the pandas and flee. Mimiko isn't frightened; she assumes they were just burglars! Soon they discover the tiger cub, named Tiny, and Panny has a new friend. Tiny and Panny head to the circus when there is a bit of a scare when Panny ends up in Tiny's mother's cage. Mimiko and the pandas hope to visit the circus the next day but heavy rain leaves the area flooded and they end up having to save a trainload of circus animals from the rising waters.

If you enjoyed 'Panda! Go Panda!' you'll want to watch this as it is the same characters in a new little story. The introduction of Tiny, the tiger cub, was fun and provided a good reason for the story line. The main characters are much the same as before; cute and provided a good number of laughs and very mild scares. The animation is good and the backgrounds, while relatively simple compared to the creators' later Ghibli work, are effective. It is clearly aimed at younger viewers but it contains the sort of humour that can appeal to people of any age and is totally inoffensive. Overall I'd recommend this to all fans of family friendly anime.

These comments are based on watching the film in Japanese with English subtitles. Of note; on the UK-Manga DVD release this is combined with 'Panda! Go Panda!' to make a single film... this story begins at chapter ten.


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